Today, Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon - Souris, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of $20,500 for the Souris-Glenwood Swimming Pool under the Government of Canada's Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.
In Economic Action Plan 2015, the Government of Canada announced further support for communities with the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. Thanks to a commitment of $150 million, communities from coast to coast to coast will see support for improvements to local infrastructure, creating a lasting legacy as Canada prepares to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program will help fund renovations, expansions and rehabilitations to existing infrastructure that provides community and cultural benefits for the public. The Program represents one of several infrastructure-related initiatives that the Government of Canada has undertaken to generate well-being and prosperity across Canada.
- Renovations to the Souris-Glenwood Swimming Pool include: upgrading the shower and washroom facilities, replacing the diving board, building an addition for the equipment storage, and painting the interior and exterior of the facility.
- Through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, WD has invested in projects in western Canada that aim to rehabilitate or improve cultural and community infrastructure, helping communities to realize long-term growth and vibrancy for years to come.
"A healthy and thriving community requires the necessary sporting facilities and outdoor spaces to ensure that the community is able to stay fit and active. By supporting renovations to the Souris-Glenwood Swimming Pool we are fostering a healthy community while helping residents celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. By working together we are getting results for Westman!"
Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon - Souris
"With the support of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, we will complete the necessary upgrades to the Souris-Glenwood Swimming Pool change room and washroom facilities. The Municipality is pleased to receive the funding that will assist in continuing to provide a safe and comfortable environment for residents and visitors to enjoy."
Charlotte Parham, Chief Administrative Officer, Municipality of Souris-Glenwood